Weeknotes 17: to where do you hurry?
We moved house last week. It was busy. I did not write any weeknotes.
We’ve moved in with another couple. We decided to consciously open ourselves up to living in more of a house-community rather than just as a couple by ourselves. It’s early days obviously but I’m feeling positive about this change. I’m also loving that I now live in a part of Melbourne with fewer cars and less concrete, not far from the Merri Creek, and with a garden! 🌳
Ok, some nerd talk: I’ve been appreciating SitePrism recently, which helps you use page objects in Capybara tests. It takes a bit of getting used to, but really helps improve test readability and maintainability I think.
In the midst of the move we squeezed in going to the opening night of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival (we’d actually booked it before deciding to move house). There were many good acts but I was blown away by Arielle Cottingham – I couldn’t find a video of her performance on the night but here’s one from 2016.
While we’re on poetry, I found this one the other day: The Tree Speaks by John Englezos. It’s quite beautiful.
Sweet human, to where do you hurry?
Stop, even for a moment
Cease your storming
Peace, be still
Sit at the foot of me
Hide in my shade
Rest and sink in
Rest until you can stand again